South Africa is the second largest economy on the African continent. It has abundant natural and mineral resources, a relatively sophisticated infrastructure, and a well-developed private sector. The Government is undertaking a number of initiatives to promote economic growth, in particular, addressing the critical skills gaps in the country. Lack of inward investment and poorly-skilled personnel is a serious impediment to South Africa’s growth as a developed economy.
Our programme in South Africa is built on the principles of respect and mutual accountability. We have supported the Government and civil society organisations to deliver services to poor and disadvantaged communities who remain trapped in poverty, particularly those who are affected by HIV and AIDS and gender-based violence.